NCWC seeks an enthusiastic, service-oriented professional librarian to work part-time, as part of a team providing reference service and instruction for Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. The Part-time Reference Librarian will work about 20 hours per week for the fall semester as part of a team providing reference service and instruction for all campuses. This librarian helps provide outreach services for students and faculty in online and off-campus courses and collaborates with others to provide effective reference service and instruction in information literacy for all students. This librarian helps to develop library collections and create effective instructional guides and tutorials. The schedule includes night and weekend hours.
Competitive hourly rate
Required: Master’s degree in library or information science. Knowledge of reference resources and techniques. Experience teaching general and specialized bibliographic instruction using techniques for all learning styles. Knowledge of computers including knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite. Comprehensive knowledge of reference sources and online searching.
A strong commitment to public service and the provision of exceptional service. Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent teaching/presentation skills. The ability to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with others to achieve common goals. The ability to work in a team approach to the provision of reference/information services and to work independently with little supervision. Patience and flexibility in handling people, technology, and problems. Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
This librarian will work a flexible schedule; approximately 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends, from mid-August until May when school is in session.
• Provides general and specialized reference service and point-of-service bibliographic instruction to NC Wesleyan’s community of scholars in person, by telephone, by e-mail, and online, and participates with other librarians to provide virtual reference statewide through NCKnows. Assists patrons with use of print, media, and electronic resources and with a wide range of computer applications. Collaborates with other librarians to develop effective reference services.
• Assists other librarians to implement effective programs of instruction in information literacy. This librarian develops and presents workshops and other instruction sessions to teach patrons to recognize information needs, and to find, retrieve, critically analyze, and use information ethically. This librarian creates instructional guides and tutorials, both print and online, to support the information needs of the North Carolina Wesleyan College community.
• Assists in collection development and in teaching faculty about library resources and services and how to use them.
• Participates in staffing Pearsall Library during evening and weekend hours and performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.
September 10, 2014
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Women and minority candidates are strongly urged to apply.
Email a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:
Katherine R. Winslow
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library